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Preparing To Paint Your Metal Furniture

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Metal painting is a great way to breathe new life into old and dingy metal surfaces, and is also a good way to protect your metal from further deterioration. The entire process of painting metal doesn't really differ much from painting to other surfaces or wood, however, a few key steps can elevate your results significantly. Before you start, ensure that you have primed the metal to provide a smooth surface for the painting process. You can purchase special primer at any hardware store, as well as online. Primer helps keep the dirt and dust from making their way into the spray paint, which in turn makes it easier to apply.


Once you have primed the metal surfaces, clean them with an antibacterial wipe or mild dish soap and dry them with a cloth. Many people skip this step and instead use steel wool to gently scrub the surface of the furniture. This is fine if your pieces of furniture are small, and you only have small areas to work on, but if you have a large piece of furniture like a dining table or dresser, it's definitely advisable to prime the surface. If you're attempting to prime large metal surfaces like a chair or table, you'll need a vacuum attachment to take out the dust before you even apply the primer. In fact, applying any type of primer directly to a metal surface is extremely dangerous, and should only be done by an experienced professional.


When applying the paint, make sure that you follow the instructions provided with the paint, especially when it comes to applying the paint in a straight line. When painting furniture, it's common for the homeowner to attempt to cover too much, creating a blurry effect and masking up parts of the picture that should not be painted. A professional painting specialist knows how to make a straight line without blotchy marks and will also make use of an acid-based primer first to get a better edge. primed surfaces look more smooth and finished, which makes for a better end product.

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